3. Urth Caffe
The first time I dined at Urthe Caffe I was an acting student in Santa Monica. Like The Griddle Cafe, everything on the menu was divine and I soon found myself spending all of my lunch money at this one place. When I moved near the mountains of Pasadena I was so sad because the drive to Santa Monica with traffic can bring tears to the most patient of saints. Imagine my scream when they opened an Urthe Caffe literally two blocks north from my apartment? Now I can get my Divine Spice Chai and Tomato Basil Quiche in between writing articles. Urth is awesome because they were America's first exclusively organic coffee company and they treat their employees with great kindness. See for yourself at urthcaffe.com; maybe they'll open a location near you too!